- Code BIOL6163
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Health
The aim of this course is to teach genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and phonemics using model organisms representing plants and animals. The course will cover recent developments in genomics, gene expression and small RNAs, synthetic biology, epigenetics, proteomics, fast-forward genetics and next-generation mapping. An objective of the course is to develop skills in experimental design within the context of learning about biology including: regulation of transcription and translation, stress response, signal transduction and the engineering and regulation of metabolic pathways.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe recent advances in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics.
- Explain some of the current genomics technologies and illustrate how these can be used to study gene function.
- Obtain and analyse information and data relating to specific genes using general and plant-specific databases, proteomics and metabolomics online portals, next generation sequencing tools and next generation mapping portals.
- Locate and critically evaluate current scientific literature and discuss the important findings of these publications in writing.
- Perform a range of practical techniques including DNA extraction and sequencing, RT-PCR reporter gene assay, metabolomics and genetic mapping.
- Design a set of experiments to address a particular biological question.
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- Laboratory/tutorial reports (45) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Mid-term test (5) [LO 1,2]
- Final exam (40) [LO 2,6]
- Workshop report (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 3 x 1 hour lectures per week and up to 26 hour of laboratory and computer sessions throughout the semester.
- Approximately 65 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations, group work reports and other assessment tasks.
Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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